The New Zealand Survey
Advertisement to the Crystal Palace
Advertisement to the Crystal Palace.
In regard to the poem on the Crystal Palace, I beg to offer an introductory remark, viz., That Society; Changethough living, I may say, at the ends of the earth, I yet feel a deep and lively interest in whatever takes place in father-land, when the object of the movement or occurrence tends (or is so meant) to the great and beneficial advancement of man in his social capacity. Thus Morality; Change; Prosperity; WonderI could not but regard the project of the great exhibition, with some admiration, feeling convinced that its ultimate results might lead to great moral revolutions, all tending to the welfare of the human family at large. Such were my conceptions of the great scheme when I first heard of it, and such do I still regard it, esteeming it as a precursor of great moral events yet to take place in the history of the world. To me such sentiments presented themselves when contemplating a picture of the Crystal Palace.